The Sovereign Love of God

T he A scension of C hrist


Day of Pentecost May 23 - 29, 2021


For forty days after his resurrection, Jesus revealed himself alive to his disciples. On the fortieth day, he ascended to heaven to take his place as Lord and Christ at God’s right hand. Ten days after this, on the fiftieth day after his resurrection, he would send to us the promise of the Father – the Holy Spirit, the pledge of our salvation. Here we ponder the wonder of God’s working, from Easter Sunday to the Spirit’s descent at Pentecost. Fifty days after our Lord’s resurrection, and ten days after his ascension, on the day of Pentecost, the believers of Christ were in one place and in one accord. There came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues as of fire appeared to and rested upon each of them, and the entire company was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke as he gave them utterance. In this glorious event the Spirit formed the Church, and inaugurated God’s gracious kingdom offer to the world. THIS WEEK’S THEME The Spirit Is Here, Acts 2.1-21

Daily Devotional Guide

Preparing Our Hearts

Invocation: Our Prayer of Acclamation O God, on this day you open the hearts of your faithful people by sending into us your Holy Spirit. Direct us by the light of that Spirit, that we may have a right judgment in all things and rejoice at all times in your peace, through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

~ Evangelical Lutheran Worship (Conference of Bishops, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, p. 142)

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